Focus On... Tourism and Economic Development

  • Tourism roundtable
    Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM has participated in a round table discussion with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner, Stuart Ayres Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney and stakeholders from the tourism industry across Western Sydney.
  • Bore water for greener parks
    Three of Mount Isa’s parks will soon be returned to their lush, green glory while helping save the city’s valuable water supply by switching to bore water.
  • Future Directions - Adelaide City Council
    Adelaide has recently developed and adopted its own Placemaking Strategy, which provides the framework to support the creation of ‘One City, Many Places’ and enhances Adelaide’s reputation as one of the world’s great small cities.
  • Biodiversity milestone
    The City of Mandurah’s location along an ecologically sensitive waterway has meant the council has long recognised the pressures on our natural environment along with compounding social and economic pressures.
  • Environmentally-friendly horse wash down bay
    Sunshine Coast Council has completed an upgrade of the Mooloolah Pony Club wash down bay, making it one of the best facilities in the area.
  • Plan to boost jobs and investment
    The City of Joondalup recently launched its economic development strategy Expanding Horizons at its second Business Forum for 2014.
  • Activation brings people to Town
    Recently The Town of Victoria Park has been focused on activation and with an enabling attitude has facilitated community groups, encouraging them to implement several initiatives that will bring people out and about for a range of fun and engaging activities.
  • Creating generations of enjoyment*
    In 2012 Clarence City Council developed the Simmons Park Master Plan that aimed to revitalise an underutilised waterfront open space into a regional park and playground.
  • Your Dubbo business grants
    Your Dubbo business development grant winner, Adventure Watersports, has utilised their $10,000 grant to expand their offerings, purchasing new equipment to provide services for residents and visitors to maximise use of the Macquarie River throughout spring and summer.
  • New streetscape for Beerwah
    Sunshine Coast Regional Council has officially unveiled the $5 million streetscape upgrade of Beerwah.
  • Light rail agreement
    Randwick City Council has agreed to enter into a Development Agreement with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to assist the integration of the CBD & South East Light Rail project into Randwick City.
  • Fringe World on its way
    The City of Fremantle Council has agreed to provide sponsorship to enable a ‘Fringe in Freo’ program of performances as part of Fringe World, 2015.
  • Butt Out and Help Out
    In celebration of Butt Free Day, Parramatta City Council has launched a month long campaign titled ‘Butt Out & Help Out’, which aims to raise awareness about cigarette butt littering in Parramatta and surrounding areas.
  • Best playground in Australia
    Wyong Shire Council’s playground at Canton Beach has been named as one of the best in Australia at the Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards.
  • Surfing playspace
    The City of Busselton has won the Award for Play Space (projects between $250,000 - $1 million) for its innovative new Yallingup Play Space At the 2014 Parks and Leisure Australia – WA Awards of Excellence
  • Councils investigate a strategic alliance
    Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith Councils are exploring the options of a strategic alliance to support the region.
  • Service delivery review
    In an effort to ensure continuous improvement and the highest possible level of efficiency in service delivery, the Shire of Esperance conducted a service delivery review workshop earlier this month.
  • Get bizifyd
    The City of Unley has become the first South Australian Council to trial the Helping Young People Achieve (HYPA) Works youth employment program, Bizifyd, to support younger residents and the local business community.
  • Tourism strategy to attract visitors to Cape York
    Aurukun Shire Council has developed a new tourism strategy to attract increased visitors to the stunning Cape York Peninsula region.
  • Art of Samoan fire dancing
    The Liverpool Night markets have invited visitors to learn the art of Samoan fire dancing at free workshops.
  • Support services settle in to new home
    With the completion of construction work, Maranoa Regional Council has opened the new $2.56 million Roma Community Hub.
  • Earthco projects wins Premiers award*
    Earthco Projects Pty Ltd has won the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for fostering a climate of collaboration to transform road maintenance by using the PolyCom Stabilising Aid.